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Caramelized Onion BBQ Bacon Burger

Caramelized Onion BBQ Bacon Burger

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15-20 mins



  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 red onion
  • brown sugar
  • sweet BBQ sauce (we used GMG Cattle Drive)
  • cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp GMG beef rub
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 lb bacon


-Preheat the grill to 500 degrees.

-Put your ground beef, egg, and spices in a large bowl and mix it well.

-Pack together 3-5 thick hamburger patties tightly and set them aside.


-Cut your red onion into 4-5 thick slices and pull apart the onion slices into a few solid rings.

-Coat the onion rings with a light layer of your favorite BBQ sauce, then sprinkle brown sugar over the top and bottom.


-Place the burger patties, bacon, and onion rings on your smoker and grill them hot and fast.


-After your first flip on the burgers (7-10 minutes in,) place a generous amount of cheddar cheese on each patty. Be sure to flip the onions once as well.

-Place the probe in your thickest burger patty and pull at 135 degrees for medium rare.

-We made our burger with bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, brown sugar caramelized onions, and a light layer of extra BBQ sauce.

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